Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights - this is real Africa.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians - , 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

Selected Game Lodges in the Kruger Park area

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

Arathusa Safari Lodge is a luxurious camp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve flanking the Kruger National Park which offers an affordable African Big Five Safari.
Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Together these two areas comprise one of South Africa’s most incredible and pristine preserved wilderness sanctuaries.
Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience – expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated on a large waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp.
Standard and private luxury accommodation options, exceptional service, value for money and luxury spa services from Arathusa’s Safari Spa are just a few of the things that put Arathusa Safari Lodge in a league of its own.

UNIQUE ASPECTS: Close to Kruger National Park, Exceptional wildlife experience, Waterhole frontage, Deluxe accommodation, Exceptional service, Value for money, Safari Spa

Dulini Lodge

Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. Set in the sanctuary of a riverine grove, Dulini’s six exquisite suites welcome discerning guests. The intimacy of the boutique lodge, is ideally suited to indulging the safari dreams of individual adventurers, as well as exclusive parties of guests celebrating special occasions; while the romantic ambience ensures a lavish retreat for honeymoon couples.

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite.

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for excellent Big 5 game viewing and guests can enjoy two game drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference centre, small library and games room.  The lodge is owner run and can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to detail. Their unpretentious style ensures that guests regrettably leave the warm and friendly atmosphere of this little piece of Africa.

Hamilton's Tented Camp

Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamiltons Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 1900s, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living. Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari. Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo offers luxury in six beautifully furnished thatched suites. The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.

They say Africa is still home to hidden treasures, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is one of them. According to early Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people lived in the central and southern areas of Mozambique during the early 16th century.  During most of the 19th century, they settled in the Mpumalanga Province near the present-day Kruger National Park and made a living hunting and fishing. At the end of the 19th century, however, in order to establish the Kruger National Park, conservationists closed down most of the area that was home to the Tsonga people and hunting and fishing became illegal.

Fortunately not all was lost, as today one of the largest groups of Tsonga people still live in the Kruger National Park, offering an interactive cultural experience, at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, never seen before.  Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River, this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and accommodates 12 people.

Imbali Safari Lodge

“An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Imbali Safari Lodge is the central point within the Imbali Safari concession, offering accommodation in spacious, private chalets each furnished in understated luxury overlooking the N’waswitsontso riverbed and surrounding bush.

Imbali Safari Lodge promise guests an extraordinarily ‘special’ safari experience. Just the fact that it is set in its own 10 000 hectare concession area, part of the world-famous Kruger National Park, rich with heritage and traditions. 

With an air of opulence befitting royalty, Imbali Safari Lodge is the perfect African utopia where guests will find serenity. Epitomising traditional African hospitality and personal service to compliment, visitors are guaranteed an African Safari experience of a lifetime.

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand reserve consists of eleven luxury chalets.Each air-conditioned chalet features en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath, shower and w.c. The lodge accommodates 25 guests in total.

Situated in unquestionably one of the best game viewing areas in Africa, Inyati Game Lodge offers you the ultimate experience combining wildlife and comfort.

Inyati’s superbly positioned guest sitting and dining areas overlook the perennial Sand River providing a plentiful supply of water especially during the dry winter months. The river provides water for wildlife from as far away as the Kruger National Park during this time. Other facilities available include the Warthog hollow bar, swimming pool, air- conditioned gym and walk-in wine cellar. Our traditional boma is used at night, (weather permitting) and is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky.

Jock Safari Lodge

 Legendary Experiences in the Kruger National Park.

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the South-Western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for its big five game viewing.

Jock of the Bushveld, the legend that was, served as an inspiration for the aptly namely Jock Safari Lodge. The tale, linked to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, highlights the canine devotion and stories of African adventures that have excited exploring travellers. The lodge combines the romance and elegance of the colonial past with elements of the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures, ensuring guests of an authentic yet luxurious safari experience.

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Kambaku Safari Lodge provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules with its home-away-from-home ambiance. Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku Safari Lodge combines simple luxury with a high level of environmental consciousness – we rely totally on solar power for the production of all our electricity. Accommodation is exclusive yet affordable, meticulously designed, beautifully constructed and tastefully decorated to blend in with the charm and serenity of the surrounding bush. This family friendly lodge has a feeling of relaxed intimacy, accommodates only sixteen guests and is ideal for hosting small family gatherings or groups of friends.

Umlani Bush Camp

Experience the real magic of Africa at Umlani Bushcamp. This beautifully designed eco lodge is off the grid and beaten tourist track, offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, lovely meals and a chance to reconnect with nature in one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves.

Umlani is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This is true Big Five territory and guests have an opportunity to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino on safe, expertly guided game drives and bush walks. The area is also home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species.

As an ethically operated and Fair Trade certified safari camp, Umlani is dedicated to conserving the African wild and uplifting the local community. This gives the guests an opportunity to have a more meaningful experience of Africa and a holiday that makes a real difference.

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Rooms

There are four double bedded and four family rooms (a double and two single beds). They all have en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower. Comfortably-fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels as well as with standard bathroom amenities, the huts also have bottled water (although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink) and insect repellent. A maximum of  of two guests.

There is also one "Eco Rondavel" - built to enhance thermal storage qualities, it is lovely and warm when cold outside and much cooler when hot outside. Same “close to nature” experience with outdoor shower and bathroom but with some extra luxuries. Two guests can be accommodated in the "Eco Rondavel".

One of the units is wheelchair friendly.

Facilities

Facilities: Swimming pool, Gift shop, Traditional african boma/dining room, Bush bar
Room Facilities: En-suite, Open air shower, Mosquito nets, One wheelchair friendly unit
Services: Babysitting, Laundry, Pick up & Drop off airport service